Anne Hathaway is not staying silent any longer about her "Les Miserables" co-star Hugh Jackman.
Rather than hail Jackman, 50, with compliments while presenting him with an honor at the Hollywood Film Awards Sunday night, Hathaway revealed previously untold tales from the podium — how Jackman really was on the set of their 2012 musical drama.
"In case you haven’t noticed anarchy is the order of the day. So let’s flip the script," said Hathaway, 35. "I once saw Hugh Jackman, the nicest guy in Hollywood, lose his (expletive)."
She told a story working on long "Les Miserables" rehearsals with director Tom Hooper. Jackman (Jean Valjean) and Hathaway (Fantine) sang every take live in the film, which would go on to win three Oscars (including best-supporting actress for Hathaway, while Jackman was nominated for best actor).
"We had been at it for hours and were long past the point of exhaustion, in that particular place only Tom Hooper or childbirth can get you," said Hathaway, setting the scene.
During a set break, Hathway noticed a change in the normally affable Jackman. He looked "stormy" and gave a "thousand-mile stare."
"I knew I had to say something so I said, 'Are you, okay man?' " Hathaway recalled. "Hugh drew in a ragged, powerful breath, locked his gaze on mine, and said through gritted teeth, 'Annie, it's a lot.' "
"That's it, that's the worst behavior I have seen from Hugh Jackman," said Hathaway, as the crowd roared in laughter.
Actually, Hathaway thought of another Jackman scandal on the podium.
"He did have two cocktails in one night. I wasn’t there, but he told me he did," she said.
Hathaway said the story showed that no matter what the situation, the "lowest" Jackman ever went was to mutter "It's a lot."
"I tell the story to make the point, as much as you would like to flip the script on Hugh Jackman, you can't," said Hathaway. "He has never, not once, used his artistry to get away with being a jerk."
Jackman, who stars as former presidential candidate Gary Hart in "The Front Runner," was chagrined taking the stage.
"Annie, you make me sound so annoying," said Jackman.
He did get a zinger back saying that he was pleased Hathaway had recovered from her tragic character Fantine in "Les Miserables."
"The last time I saw you, your hair was chopped off, your teeth were plucked out and you were walking the streets. And look at you now. Look how far you have come!"